The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Goes on Tour!

Michael Barrett  //  Sep 15, 2017

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Goes on Tour!

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is going on the road again with the annual Art.Write.Now program. Now in its eighth year, this exhibition is curated, produced, and presented by the Alliance for Young Artist & Writers.

Each exhibition showcases a selection of inspiring and innovative original work by teens from across the country who received national honors in 2017. We hope that 2017 winners can inspire students nationwide to submit their works for the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards (students can apply now at 

Be sure to save the date for the following exhibitions - and be inspired. 

Art.Write.Now.DC 2017–18: 

  • Washington, D.C., U.S. Department of Education, September 15, 2017– July 31, 2018

Art.Write.Now.Tour 2017–18:


“By bringing the remarkable works of teens from across the country into local communities for the past eight years, Art.Write.Now has become celebrated as the most modern and relevant expression of creative work by today’s young artists,” said Virginia McEnerney, Executive Director of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. “The works on display give a glimpse into the complex lives of teenagers—their daily struggles, personal obstacles, and community insights. Sharing and celebrating the creative work of teens is the cornerstone of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program, and we couldn’t be more excited to showcase these works on our nationwide tour and in DC with our wonderful partners at the U.S. Department of Education.”

In partnership with U.S. Department of Education, the year-long exhibition, Art.Write.Now.DC 2017–18 opens tonight. The exhibition will also showcase the impressive efforts of the Harris County Department of Education in Texas to enrich its local community with the arts and to encourage students to be part of the Scholastic Awards’ legacy. This exhibition will highlight the creative work of students in grades 7–12 from the Harris County Art & Writing region who received Gold Keys in the 2017 Scholastic Awards.

Art.Write.Now.Tour 2017–18 has been made possible, in part, by the generous support of Scholastic Inc., the National Endowment for the Arts, and Blick Art Materials. The Tour will feature approximately 50 visual art works selected from the Art.Write.Now.2017 National Exhibition which took place in New York City at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons School of Design at The New School and the Pratt Institute’s Pratt Manhattan Gallery this past June. The Best Teen Writing of 2017, an annual anthology of selected National Medal writing, will be displayed at the exhibitions on iPads.


Check out a sneak peek of the works of art expected to be on display with our Flickr slideshow.


Art.Write.Now.Tour 2017-18, Artwork Highlights


Who We Were, Gabrielle Talbert, Grade 11 (Portland, OR); Lounging in the Pink Room, Bailey Bunick, Grade 11 (Lake Oswego, OR)